The Zuni Man-Woman - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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The Zuni Man-Woman

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The Zuni Man-Woman focuses on the life of We'wha (1849-96), the Zuni who was perhaps the most famous berdache (an individual who combined the work and traits of both men and women) in American Indian history. Through We'wha's exceptional life, Will Roscoe creates a vivid picture of an alternative gender role whose history has been hidden and almost forgotten.
Details

  • Author: Will Roscoe
  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; Reprint edition (June 1, 1992)
  • ISBN-10: 0826313701
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches

About the Artist

Will Roscoe holds a Ph.D. in History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has taught in Anthropology, Native American Studies, and American Studies at UC/Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, UC/Berkeley, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and Dominican College, and he is adjunct faculty for the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. From 1991-1995 he was an affiliated scholar with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University.

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